Special Detachment Kraken is a separate reconnaissance and sabotage unit of Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine. The unit was formed by veterans of Azov Regiment shortly after the Russian full scale invasion in February 2022.

The unit was formed on the basis of 225th and 226th Territorial Defense Battalion of 127th Territorial Defense Brigade. In August 2023, Azov-Kharkiv left the structure of the unit and joined 60th Mechanized Brigade.

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Structure

Here you can find the last known structure of the unit, including their insignia if available.

Special Assault Company

The assault company of the unit.

Armored Company

The armored company of the unit.

Tank Company

The tank battalion of the unit.

FPV Company

The FPV drone company of the unit.

Drone Company

The UAV drone company of the unit.

Mortar Company

The mortar company of the unit.

Artillery Group

The artillery group of the unit.

J9 Department

The department for civil-military cooperation.

Equipment

Here you can find all equipment of the unit. All images of vehicles and weapons listed below are taken from the official social media page of the unit.

2022 – today

T-80BV mod.2018

Type:

MBT

| Amount:

T-72EA

Type:

MBT

| Amount: 1

T-72B3M

Type:

MBT

| Amount: 1

T-72B3

Type:

MBT

| Amount: 1

T-72AMT

Type:

MBT

| Amount: 1

BMP-1TS

Type:

IFV

| Amount: 1+

BMP-2

Type:

IFV

| Amount:

BTR-82A

Type:

APC

| Amount: 4+

Kozak 2M

Type:

MRAP

| Amount: 2+

Otokar Cobra 2

Type:

LAV

| Amount: 2+

Mamba Mk2 EE

Type:

APC

| Amount: 2+

M113

Type:

APC

| Amount: 4+

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D-30

Type:

Artillery

| Amount: 1+

M777

Type:

Artillery

| Amount: 1+

Equipment Losses

We currently don’t have information about the unit’s equipment casualties. Please check back later.
We currently don’t have information about the unit’s insignia history. Please check back later.

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